15 days in Greater Seattle & Lake Havasu City Itinerary

15 days in Greater Seattle & Lake Havasu City Itinerary

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15 days in Greater Seattle & Lake Havasu City Itinerary

Start: Seattle
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Olympia
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
3
Lake Havasu City
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
End: Seattle

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Mount Rainier National Park is known for nature, trails, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, stroll through Camp Muir Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker .

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier nights in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Olympia.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

2
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then explore the world behind art at Tacoma Art Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, don't miss a visit to Union Station, see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympia takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tacoma
Highlights from your plan
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

5
nights
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Explore Lake Havasu City's surroundings by going to Colorado River (in Grand Canyon National Park), Desert Diamond Distillery (in Kingman) and Laughlin (Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection & Grapevine Canyon). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Sitgreaves Pass, don't miss a visit to London Bridge, walk around Rotary Community Park, and make a splash at Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Olympia to Lake Havasu City in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Lake Havasu City is warmer than Olympia - with highs of 90°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Oatman, Laughlin, Needles, Colorado River, Goffs Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Colorado River ©
Colorado River
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and walk around Discovery Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Lake Havasu City to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lake Havasu City in November: highs in Seattle hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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